Dave_the_Proc

Dave_the_Proc

  • Commented on Not-so-Invisible Ninjas
    Seconded....
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    His whole post is a grand mess of examples of my list @178. I'm actually pleased to see someone turn up as a self-identified GamerGater and attempt a reasonable explanation and defense of the position (sans the usual spittle flecked...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Gamergate is ethical; but not polite. We don’t dox people or send death threats or rape threats (despite the constant stream of lies told about us). We will, however, trashtalk, shitpost, and mock our opponents mercilessly. This is one of...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    I would also add that I think there is a conflation and confusion of "systemic" and "systematic" in this context, by Elderly Cynic and others -- I'm fairly sure that they are not the same thing at all....
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Usual attractors in the discussion showing up (mildly so far, we're not in orbit yet, but we're in the gravity well): 1) *I* don't see a problem, so what's the problem? 2) The "two wrongs make a right" argument. (Sometimes...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Oh, trust me, I know up close and personal what it looks like when one group with virtually unlimited political, economic, and social power find themselves having to compromise. <hint>Greg enjoys holding up my homeland as a paragon of religious...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Oh, trust me, I know up close and personal what it looks like when one group with virtually unlimited political, economic, and social power find themselves having to compromise. <hint>Greg enjoys holding up my homeland as a paragon of religious...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    there's an implication in the SJW term that goes beyond being "a reasonbly decent human being". To me, that would be someone who gives everybody equal opportunities regardless of race, gender, orientation, etc. But there's an implication in the SJW...
  • Commented on Chilling Effects
    Let me get this right (warning: possible sarcasm to follow): You're theorizing about an action that you're not going to take, in a genre that you have no interest in, while trying to make it somehow relevant to an issue...
  • Commented on Chilling Effects
    But would you choose the female name because you think it will sell better, or because you would be embarrassed to be caught writing "women's books"? Is this a perfect example of unconscious bias? In the context of women writing...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    My point has been to look for ways to test how much sexism there is and where it is, and more important how to be successful in the face of whatever biases are important. My intent has always been to...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Traditionally women had a lot of power because conventions were full of young men who didn't know how to talk to women much, and there weren't many women there. This sounds like a very old line of bullshit sexism masquerading...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Throwing this out as a general observation (though I expect this thread to go moribund within the next day or two in any case). While there are still interesting tidbits surfacing and some worthwhile ongoing discussions on this thread, it's...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    I do think that he's found a very long winded way of defining and suggesting "positive discrimination"....
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    I'm wary of continuing this exchange, because I fear that you're either being willfully silly and I'm going to preach to the choir, or you're making genuine suggestions that you really can't see any problems with (in which case I'm...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    Apologies, final sentence should read: "reinforcing that you think they can't succeed on their own merits"...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    I'm not sure whether to hope that you're reaching for irony and sarcasm or being deadly serious. If irony and sarcasm, I'm not sure what your intended point is. Are you trying to say that the system is unfair because...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    I may be accused of cherry picking quotes, but from your post: I can speak only from things I have observed or seen proper evidence for Seems that you have come full circle back to the point of: If I...
  • Commented on Random thought for the day
    Also, there is every chance that when CatinaDiamond's comments dive into this style, that they are being made with tongue firmly lodged in cheek. Or we could take at face-value the self-made claims that she's heavily intoxicated by the wee...
  • Commented on Random thought for the day
    Within the communication framework and world model that CatinaDiamond works with, this makes complete sense. Think in terms that we (all the regular participants on this blog) are not the only ones reading this, imagine that there are other shadowy...
  • Commented on Random thought for the day
    I'm very convinced that there is a real person behind the CatinaDiamond identity; but as presented on this blog, she is a very carefully constructed personality, and nothing more....
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances, Amsterdam, Seattle and Spokane
    Agreed. We're all in glass houses, so lets not start passing around the bucket of stones....
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances, Amsterdam, Seattle and Spokane
    I shall also resist the urge to relate my collection of anecdotes about how pedestrians are routinely treated by cyclists (including a hit and run incident that left a colleague with a broken wrist). Not all motorists are arses; not...
  • Commented on Random thought for the day
    Safe to ignore Greg. As I understand it, we are very far from the target audience for this nonsense (in fact, I suspect that it isn't meant for any one here)....
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    "Were you ever a prisoner of war?" "Well... yes I was, matter of fact, Jack. I was." "Did they torture you?" "Uh, yes they did. I was tortured by the Japanese. Jack, if you must know; not a pretty story."...
  • Commented on Random thought for the day
    I think that this s how I shall picture you from here on. It is a rather wonderful story....
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    Personally, I just about know how to spell it....
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    To be slightly more serious. If you're talking to a physicist on the bleeding edge of research, they'll probably tell you that there's a chance that there's something underlying QM, and it would be really really cool to figure out...
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    You've just moved to a new apartment and your friend is coming to visit, he calls from the airport for directions. Having just moved in the name of the building escapes you for a moment, but you remember that it...
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    That is superb! (My father-in-law is also fond of random and strange gift packages; I am always concerned that there is some subtle level of threat or communication that I am missing.)...
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